6/4/14 – 6:46 A.M.
The Union that represents Cooper Tire and Rubber workers is taking aim at Chinese tire manufacturers. The Courier reports the United Steel Workers filed petitions with the International Trade Commission and Commerce Department Tuesday. The filing claims Chinese tire makers are charging less than market value for tires in the United States. The complaint also alleges the Chinese government is giving companies export subsidies so they can afford to sell at a loss in the U.S.
The USW says practices like this can cost tire makers in the U.S. their jobs.
The Commerce Department and the International Trade Commission are both investigating. If they find the claims to be true it would be up to the Commerce Department to put tariffs in place on the Chinese tires.
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